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plead

v. 1) in civil lawsuits and petitions, the filing of any document (pleading) including complaints, petitions, declarations, motions, and memoranda of points and authorities. 2) in criminal law, the entry of plea of a defendant in response to each charge of criminal conduct. (See: plea, pleading)

plead

(Allege in a legal action), verb advance, affirm, affirm explicitly, allege, assert, assert formally, assert posiiively, attest to, bring forward, contend, emphasize, maintain, make an affidavit, make an assertion, present, proclaim, put forth, put forward, put in an affidavit, reaffirm, reassert, set forth, state, state emphatically, stress, swear
Associated concepts: plead a cause of action, responsive pleading

plead

(Argue a case), verb advocate, argue at the bar, argue the point, bring into court, causam agere, contend for, defend a case, maintain by arguments, prosecute one's case, put one's case, speak for, speak up for, stand up for, state one's case, urge reasons for, use arguments

plead

(Implore), verb address a request, beseech, call upon, charge, clamor for, entreat, importune, make a reeuest, obsecrare, orare, petition, prefer a request, press, put up a request, request, solicit, supplicate, urge
See also: address, adduce, allege, answer, bear, depose, exhort, importune, intercede, persuade, petition, pray, press, pressure, reason, reply, respond, solicit, sue, testify

TO PLEAD. The formal entry of the defendant's defence on the record. In a popular sense, it signifies the argument in a cause, but it is not so used by the profession. Steph. Pl. Appx. note I; Story, Eq. Pl. Sec. 5, note.

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Additional Secretary (Opinion), Aqal Badshah is chairman while Director, Human Rights, Noor Zaman Khan, Deputy Secretary (Administration), Tahir Iqbal, Senior Government Pleader Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Service Tribunal, Usman Ghani, legal Drafter, Shagufta Naveed, Private Secretary to Minister for Law, Anwar Akbar Khan and Section Officer, Akbar Khan will be members of the committee.
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There are about 49,000 lawyers in Myanmar, consisting of around 9,000 advocates and 40,000 higher grade pleaders.
34) While some states explicitly grant guilty pleaders the right to apply for DNA or other forensic testing, (35) others explicitly exclude those who plead guilty from utilizing these provisions.
entitled "Deceits by Pleaders," more broadly regulated the
It has reduced labor to the level of special pleaders, of lobbyists often indistinguishable in the public eye from any number of other special interest groups.
Behold, after above six Months Warning, I cannot learn that my Book hath produced one single Effect according to mine Intentions: I desired you would let me know by a Letter, when Party and Faction were extinguished; Judges learned and upright; Pleaders honest and modest, with some small Tincture of common Sense; and Smithfield blazing with Pyramids of Law-Books; the young Nobility's Education entirely changed; the Physicians banished; the female Yahoos abounding in Virtue, Honour, Truth and good Sense: Courts and Levees of great Ministers thoroughly weeded and swept; Wit, Merit and Learning rewarded .
By contrast, in the formative period of the common law in the thirteenth century, pleading was oral and "tentative"; judges participated in the pleading process, advising the pleaders about the likely consequences of particular pleas.
They become teachers at different levels, doctors, engineers, pleaders, administrators at different levels, artists in various fields and at last enter in political process.
While genuine pleaders show real distress on their face, the deceptive pleaders are unable to replicate that same activation," Dr ten Brinke, who is based in the university's psychology department, added.